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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, May 1987 (ICPSR 8843)

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Summary:

This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Reagan presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include the United States' naval presence in the Persian Gulf and the incident involving the U.S.S. Stark, honesty and ethics among politicians, businessmen, the news media and the average person, the Iran-contra affair and Reagan's involvement before and after the fact, 1988 presidential candidates from each party, and the trade deficit. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Citation

ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, MAY 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-20. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08843.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   armed forces, business, ethics, government, Iran Contra affair, military operations, news media, Persian Gulf, political ethics, politicians, presidency, presidential candidates, public opinion, Reagan, Ronald, social issues, trade, trade policy

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1987-05

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987-05-29--1987-06-01

Universe:   The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' zip codes have been recoded to blanks. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

Methodology

Sample:   Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

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Version History:

  • 2008-02-20 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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